Debra Sheridan Stephens

Born: Wed., Mar. 12, 1958
Died: Tue., May 30, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Debbie L. Sheridan Stephens, 59, of Robinson, IL formerly of Willow Hill, IL passed away on May 30, 2017 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN.

Born March 12, 1958 in Robinson, IL she was the daughter of Victor and Patricia (Meeks) Kingery.  On December 12, 2015 she married William “Bill” Stephens who survives.

Debbie had worked for E.R. Moore and United Technologies (UTI) in Newton, IL. She had also been a bus driver for Oblong Community Unit 4 and was a cleaning lady for many people along with caring for elderly in their homes.  

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong; attended Berlin Church and the Oblong Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1976. Debbie was one of eight grade school graduates from Hardinville Grade School where she was also a cheerleader.  She was very involved in the churches she attended and also active with the Crawford County Coon Club. Debbie enjoyed the time she spent with family, going to kids programs and softball games.  She had been a host mother for several foreign exchange students throughout the years and had been a volunteer placement coordinator for EF foreign exchange program.

Survivors include her husband Bill Stephens, Robinson, IL; two daughters and a son-in-law Jessica (Sheridan) and Nick Babare, Chico, CA, Jennifer Sheridan, Oblong, IL; three step children Teresa Shepard & Jim, Eric Stephens and James Stephens all of Terre Haute, IN; one granddaughter Olivia Gonzalez, Oblong, IL; eight step grandchildren Lacey Mott, Codey Pastorus, Brittney Shepard, Hallie Stephens, Courtney Stephens and Kylie Stephens all of Terre Haute, IN, Shane Stephens Springfield, IL and Carlton Stephens, Monmouth, IL. Debbie is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, two special friends Connie Colwell and Sandra Veach, and mother-in-law Betty Stephens.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother Greg Kingery.

To honor and remember Debbie’s life, her family invites you to join them for a visitation service on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL, with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow at Hardinville Cemetery.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church of Oblong Benevolent Fund. Envelopes are available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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